Coronavirus infections down 22 per cent as rates continue to drop across Greater Manchester


Coronavirus infection rates have dropped by more than 20 per cent according to the latest week on week data, as they continue to fall across all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester.

However, hospitalizations have increased slightly as of the week ending April 3, with 801 patients admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. This is an increase of 10 per cent on the week before.

Trafford continues to have the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester, with a rate of 595.6 cases per 100,000 people in the week ending April 3. The lowest infection rate is in Oldham, where the rate is 372.0 cases per 100,000 people.

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In Greater Manchester as a whole, the infection rate is now 486.6 cases per 100,000 population. The infection rate in the region still remains lower than the national average, which is 637.5 cases per 100,000 people.

A total of 13,797 people tested positive for coronavirus across Greater Manchester in the week which ended on April 3. The Greater Manchester weekly total has decreased by 3910 cases compared to the previous week, which means the infection rate was down 22 per cent in the last week..



The latest covid data for Greater Manchester

Hospital admissions

In the week ending on April 03, a total of 801 patients were admitted to Greater Manchester NHS hospitals with Covid-19. That is 75 more than the week before, a rise of 10 per cent.

On Tuesday April 05, there were 14 Mechanical Ventilation (MV) beds occupied by Covid patients in Greater Manchester NHS hospitals. That is one fewer than a week earlier.

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deaths

In the week ending April 3, a total of 44 people died within 28 days of a positive Covid test across Greater Manchester, which is 7 more than the week before.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been a total of 967,116 confirmed coronavirus cases in Greater Manchester. There has been a total of 9,000 deaths.

Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs



Cases reported in each of the ten boroughs

Oldham

Oldham, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 884 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 3, which is 153 fewer than the previous 7 days.

The coronavirus infection rate in Oldham is now 372.0 cases per 100,000 people and is down by 15 per cent week-on-week.

Stockport

There were 1733 positive tests over the last week in Stockport, which is 623 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Stockport is down by 26 per cent and the latest infection rate is 589.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Manchester

There was a fall of 24 per cent in cases in Manchester over the week ending April 3, and the infection rate is now 441.9 cases per 100,000 population.

Manchester recorded 2,456 positive Covid-19 tests over the seven-day period, and that is 794 fewer than the previous week.

Rochdale

Rochdale is an area where the trend is down. The latest infection rate here is 415.8 cases per 100,000 people.

There were 930 cases recorded in Rochdale, which is 177 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 16 per cent.

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Salford

The trend is down in Salford, where there were 1310 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 3, which is 421 fewer than the previous 7 days. That is down by 24 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rate in Salford is 498.7 cases per 100,000 people, which is lower than the national average.

bury

Bury saw a total of 948 cases in the week ending April 3, which is 169 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 15 per cent.

In Bury, the most recent coronavirus infection rate is now 497.1 cases per 100,000 people.

wigan

Wigan recorded 1651 coronavirus cases, which is 528 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Wigan is 499.2 cases per 100,000 people and that is down 24 per cent week-on-week.

Trafford

In Trafford, there were 1415 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 3, which is 559 fewer than the previous 7 days.

Trafford has the highest infection rate in the region. The infection rate in Trafford is down slightly compared with the previous day and the week-on-week trend is down by 28 per cent.

Tameside

In Tameside, the latest infection rate is 541.1 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 16 per cent.

A total of 1229 people tested positive for Covid in Tameside over the seven days ending on April 3, which is 241 fewer than the week before.

Bolton

In Bolton, the number of cases is down by 16 per cent compared to the previous week – leaving the infection rate at 430.5 cases per 100,000 population.

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There were 1241 positive Covid-19 tests in Bolton in the week ending April 3, which was 245 fewer than the previous 7 days.




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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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